American photographer Elizabeth Waterman’s work is driven by a restless hunger to explore life on the margin of society – life, often played out in the dark, in places where a photographer would typically be viewed as unwelcome intrusion.

 

Born in Taos, New Mexico, Los Angeles-based, Waterman  holds a B.A. in Fine Art from the University of Southern California.

 

Her interest is not in the sometimes exotic and sensational nature perse, but stems from a more holistic notion that society is defined as much by its margins as by the centre. Ultimately, her photos are always informed by humanist interest in portraying people – whatever  the circumstances in which they live their lives.